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    Thursday, February 15, 2018
    Presented by George Petersen Insurance AgencyObjective: To assure understanding of and adherence to safe practices for email use. Email has become one of the most commonly used methods of communication in the workplace, and many organizations’ policies include standards and requirements for email correspondence. If used incorrectly, email can harm your computer or your organization.Click here to ...read more
    Categories: Education and Training, General News Article
    Thursday, February 15, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. One for all and all for one, these contractors get served a ‘split’. Another venture gets a short answer on a ‘joint’ license bid, and a ‘hyper’ contractor gets to chill on his worries!...Q:  We have a Joint Venture (JV) license made up of three entities.  One of the entities is no longer a part of the JV, so we are going to be filing a ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education and Training
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    2018 Edition of California Contractors License Law and Reference Book Now Available February 12, 2018 CSLB #18-02SACRAMENTO – The latest issue of the annual Contractors State License Board’s (CSLB) California Contractors License Law & Reference Book is now available for purchase or for viewing online. At the beginning of the book you will find a “Summary of Major Changes to Contractor Law” ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Community, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    Future Bright Interactive Announces Free Website Grader Tool Do you wonder if your website is doing its job and you are not sure how to tell?  Does your website have the most important elements in place?  Does Google like you?  Are people linking to you?  Does your social media engagement measure up? It is difficult to know whether your online presence engagement is anemic or blazing ahead!  You ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Community, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, E-Communication - Advocacy, General News Article
    Friday, February 09, 2018
    Welcome Matt Zumstein! Matt joins Smith Currie as a Partner in the San Francisco office.  Practice: The majority of Matt’s practice involves all aspects of construction litigation and transactions including:  Claims for Insurance CoverageContract DisputesClaims regarding the design and manufacture of products Complex litigation mattersMechanic's liensHOA DisputesReal Estate development ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, General News Article, E-Communication - Newsletter, Press Release
    Thursday, February 08, 2018
    Presented by George Petersen Insurance AgencySafe Use and InspectionsObjective: To assure that all personnel are familiar with the proper techniques for using, inspecting, and maintaining fire extinguishers. Unlike many workplace hazards, fire is a potential threat in nearly every industry and environment. This makes fire one of the most deadly workplace hazards, killing hundreds and injuring ...read more
    Categories: Education and Training
    Thursday, February 08, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   What’s better than getting a new driver’s license you can renew by mail? How about getting a waiver on testing to add new opportunity to your contractor license! These contractors learned that sometimes you can, and sometimes you can’t…    Q:  We currently have a “C-10” (Electrical) license.  I am aware that we can do low voltage work ...read more
    Categories: Education and Training, General News Article
    Tuesday, February 06, 2018
     High school seniors pursuing a college, university or trade school education are eligible to apply for a scholarship award.  While we emphasize the need for trained professionals in the construction industry, scholarship applicants may choose an advanced course of education in any field. Though the Selection Committee may view academic achievement as an accomplishment, it is not the basis for ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education and Training, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, E-Communication - Newsletter, Event Related, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Monday, February 05, 2018
    By Stephanie Weldy, Marin Independent Journal When Walter Cox worked with a building contractor to get a new roof on his daughter’s San Rafael home, he had no idea the contractor had not yet hired a roofer. “It’s frustrating — maddening,” said Cox, who said it took five months to get someone out to the house, and this was after the old roof had already been removed. Marin residents hoping to ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, General News Article, Papers/Research, Community, Economic, Human Interest
    Monday, February 05, 2018
    Click the links below to view a current list of permit reports published and provided by the County of Marin and the individual cities/towns including Belvedere, Corte Madera, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael and Tiburon. If what you're looking for is not listed below, please don't hesitate to call our offices directly at 415.462.1220 or contact Paula Krause at ...read more
    Categories: Permits
    Monday, February 05, 2018
    Every website is as unique as the company it represents.  There are, however, certain features that need to be in place in order to take full advantage of your online presence.  To read the article and get the list Click Here! Future Bright builds beautiful websites that are also powerful systems designed to convert the curious into paying customers.
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Education and Training, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Papers/Research, General News Article
    Thursday, February 01, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   Not only sure, I am ‘surety’ about this answer that corrects a contractor’s mistaken ‘impression.’ Another contractor will have to ‘divide’ his experience in his request to ‘subtract’ a Qualifier and ‘add’ another, and I give a ‘concrete’ example of why your ‘state’ of mind matters in answering questions from across the West!...   Q:  ...read more
    Categories: Education and Training, General News Article
    Friday, January 26, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   Fresh, new and original. Same old rules with new booming economic opportunity adding players to the contractor ranks of the Golden State. As some find talent outside the state others are coming back to the ‘game’ in CA. Another question isn’t fresh, new or all that original, unfortunately…    Q:  I will be setting up a new corporation ...read more
    Categories: Education and Training
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    Article from Canal Alliance January 17, 2018 by Sarah Emory This morning, the San Francisco Chronicle published an article describing how immigration officials are planning massive enforcement actions in San Francisco and other areas of Northern California. The story was based on an ANONYMOUS source, and ICE officials have not yet commented.  Although we can’t confirm that these actions will ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Papers/Research, Community, Education and Training, Human Interest
    Monday, January 22, 2018
    SolarCraft is the North Bay’s largest and longest lasting solar provider, and CEO Ted Walsh responded with confidence that solar and renewable energy are here to stay, despite President Trump’s announcement today that the US will impose steep tariffs on solar modules.  SolarCraft issued the following statements after President Trump announced his decision to impose a 30 percent tariff on imported ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Economic, Green Building - Sustainability, Press Release
    Sunday, January 21, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   Some things in law don’t seem to make sense but it’s how the rules are ‘interpreted’ that really matter to our first contractor. I will ‘excel’ as expert in offering not one, but two solutions for a contractor, then ‘multiply’ for another before ‘adding’ up our last answer…    Q:  My company does a specialized type of work where we ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education and Training
    Sunday, January 21, 2018
    Presented by George Petersen Insurance AgencyUse of space heaters: According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, millions of consumers rely on portable and in-wall gas or electric space heaters to warm their homes and offices. Many of these users fail to follow important safety instructions, not knowing perhaps that death and serious injury, including burns and carbon monoxide poisoning, ...read more
    Categories: Education and Training, General News Article
    Friday, January 19, 2018
    The Marin Builders Association is announcing a new partnership with the City of San Rafael and the Marin Economic Forum. The collaboration is designed to help improve the permit process experience and decrease the amount of unpermitted and potentially hazardous construction in San Rafael.   As part of this newly formed partnership, the Marin Builders Association, City of San Rafael and the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Advocacy and Legislation, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Monday, January 08, 2018
    Wagstaff + Rogers Architects are very enthusiastic about Sustainable, Green, Low-Carbon Living. The field of architecture has a major responsibility when it comes to climate change. In 2014 the U.S. emitted around 16.2 metric tons of carbon per capita. That's about 35,375 pounds of carbon per person. Needless to say, we have contributed significantly to global warming. And despite being ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education and Training, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release, Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, Green Building - Sustainability, Papers/Research
    Thursday, December 14, 2017
    NEWS FLASH: We are discontinuing the small household wares operation and shutting down our upstairs shop. We need to clear out all remaining merchandise urgently! This is your opportunity to support ReUse while saving a bundle. Consider unusual UpCycled or vintage holiday gifts and décor this year. Most fixtures are for sale. Artists come stock up on mixed media. We have a lot of shelving, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Green Building - Sustainability, Press Release, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest
    Friday, December 01, 2017
    The 2018 Cornerstone program is just around the corner! This is the only industry program that provides all of these exclusive benefits, all year long:Unbeatable Discounts +Premium Event Tickets +Company Name Recognition +Use of Marin Event Facility +Exclusive Leadership Outings +Critical Support of our Advocacy Efforts +Business Exposure, Marketing and much More... Click to View Levels ...read more
    Categories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Event Related, Fun Facts, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Friday, November 10, 2017
    Wagstaff + Rogers Architects are passionate about relationships with our clients. As professionals we have a responsibility to coach our clients about the architect's role and responsibility as well as the design and construction process. Cultivating an environment of education fosters trust, creates good communication, relieves frustration, and builds successful relationships with our clients. A ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, Education and Training, General News Article, Marin Home Resource Guide, Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    In accordance with the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting (CUPCCA) procedure, various public entities are soliciting vendor submissions to pre-qualify contractors for upcoming public works projects within the CUPCCA limits. All interested licensed contractors are invited to submit the necessary forms for inclusion on the list of qualified bidders for informal bidding for all ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Project Bid Requests, Human Interest, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Thursday, October 05, 2017
    This program was adopted by the board of directors as part of the 2017 Business Plan and has been the focus of our recent advocacy efforts. The vision is a program that will help simplify and improve the permitting process for contractors, businesses and homeowners as well as many of the forward looking building and planning departments across Marin. We recently accomplished one of our major ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Tuesday, September 05, 2017
    The program will help simplify and improve the permitting process for contractors, businesses and homeowners as well as many of the forward looking building and planning departments across Marin. We recently accomplished another one of our major action items in the Permit Simplicity business plan: Conducted a Survey on Customer Satisfaction at Local Planning and Building Departments  - We had ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    Marin Builders working behind the scenes for our members.SB 1254 – Unlicensed ContractorsProperty owners can be held liable for injuries to uninsured workers and the Contractors' License Board (CSLB) has no direct authority to intervene. This bill gives the CSLB the tools they need to fight unlicensed contractors by providing the Registrar with the authority to issue administrative Stop Work ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Economic, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Click here for Subcontractor Lien Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders Association and McLennonlaw.com
    Categories: General News Article, Tax Liens and Completions, Community, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Click here for General Contractors Lien Rights Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders  Association and Board member Dan McLennon.
    Categories: General News Article, Tax Liens and Completions, Community, Marin Builders Association NEWS
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